Blog Tour + Giveaway: Broken Symmetry by Dan Rix

Welcome to my tour stop of Broken Symmetry Blog Tour! This tour is hosted by Dianne of Oops I Read A Book Again. You could read more about the tour in here

Title: Broken Symmetry
Author: Dan Rix
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: 28th July 2013
Review Copy: Blog Tour: Diane @ Oops I Read A Book Again
Book Blurb from Goodreads:
Eleven months after the father of sixteen-year-old Blaire Adams vanished without a trace, he's found wandering outside The Scripps Research Institute vomiting blood and speaking gibberish, his sole possession a worn leather diary filled with an unrecognizable language. He has a message for her.
As he dies in her arms, he claims he never vanished. She vanished.
In a nearby military quarantine zone, scientists are being called in from around the world to sequence a previously unknown strain of DNA. Scientists…and soldiers.
When her father’s autopsy reveals a rare chromosomal disorder—a disorder, it turns out, she inherited—Blaire begins to suspect her father’s last words weren’t induced by amnesia. Like her dad, she has an additional set of instructions in her genes—instructions for what, doctors can’t say. Only one thing is certain: it’s what killed him…and it will kill her too.
But now she’s haunted by prophetic nightmares of the Yellowjacket—a young murderer, eyes the black of charcoal, who lures his victims to suicide without ever paying them a visit. The only clue she has to his handiwork is a lingering feeling of déjà vu. That, and the nagging suspicion that all she knows is a mirage. She is certain of two things—though it may mean confiding in the wrong side of good and evil, he has the answers she needs.
And he is recruiting her.
I quite like this book. It is a new concept, well for me, that is. I didn't really expect that I would like it. Uh... Right now, I got a bit of a mental block, as I write this... So I guess I'll just enumerate some things...

One, I like the premise. The world building is great, it is so intriguing that you have to finish it in one sitting and you know, you can't do anything else unless you finish the whole book. That's how it is for me. I want to learn more about Broken Symmetry or breaking symmetry. It is something that I just heard today, I think. LOL. I can assure you that this is the only time (if I already heard it somewhere else) that it leaves me with an impression. A good one, I tell you.

The way it was written is good too. Although for the most part it is almost consists of science jargon that one can not fully comprehend if you haven't studied Biology or Chemistry or even Physics. I'm done with all those so it's a matter of recollecting the knowledge I got for me to understand all of the terms in there. While I'm a bit of a nerdy type because I like watching The Big Bang Theory and House MD - they do help, btw, in exercising your mind - I do understand that not all readers could understand half of the explanation of Charles Donovan about what is it all about. If I could talk to the author right now, I would probably ask for a novella of sorts or a next book or a prequel. Explaining more about the rare chromosomes, why are they that special, what makes them do what they could do? Why use that thing as a mode of, you know, transportation?

The characters are great too. I like that Blaire became someone else. By that, I just meant, she move passed that popular kid, arrogant, a bit of a b*tch girl. I like how she was driven to find out the truth, determined. Damian is, uh... swoon worthy? Hehehe. So I like guys who got sarcasm, the looks and the brain. Guess that sums up Damian.

I liked that Dan Rix makes my mind really works. Like I need to analyze what he wanted to tell the readers. I can't remember I got bored with this book. I really enjoyed reading this one and that I just wished it is a series so Rix could follow up some of our questions. Or maybe I could ask for an interview or something? Oh well.

I recommend this to all Sci-Fi fanatics! I suggest you study physics first. LMAO. It is very interesting read, for me.


Dan Rix lives in Santa Barbara, California with his fiancée, paranormal romance author Laura Thalassa. He started writing his first novel in college while procrastinating his architecture studio work.


Ann in SB said...

Awesome book, Daniel. The descent through the mirrors in the finale was so descriptive and convincing, I got claustrophobia. Spooked and couldn't put the book down. Let's have a sequel!!

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